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Jaxon Curiel

August 29, 2016 — September 28, 2023

Jaxon Curiel

August 29, 2016 — September 28, 2023

Jaxon Joseph Curiel was born to parents Melissa and Greg Curiel on August 29, 2016.  He returned home to Heaven to be with the Lord our Father on September 28, 2023 after a courageous 17-month battle with brain cancer. The void left behind by Jaxon is palpable in so many arenas. As his Grandpa says, “In his short 7 years, he inspired more people, warmed more hearts and created more goodwill than most 60-year old’s have done in their lifetime”.  


Jaxon, a lifetime resident of Seal Beach, attended Marley’s pre-school in Sunset Beach, and J.H. McGaugh Elementary School.  When Jaxon was 5 years old, he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.  As devastating as this news was, Jaxon lived his life to the fullest, redefining resiliency while tackling numerous challenges with smiles, laughter, optimism, and true grit. Jaxon’s life may seem short to many, but his positive attitude and infectious smile touched lives across the globe, enjoying vacations with his family in Mammoth, Maui, Whistler, and Fiji. No other place on earth was Jaxon’s presence felt more than his beloved hometown of Seal Beach, where he participated in baseball, Friday Night Lights Flag Football, soccer, and jiujitsu. Whether on the baseball diamond, the pitch, the grid iron, the mat, in his classroom, or just walking around campus, Jaxon was an inspiration to us all and a reminder of the preciousness of life.


Jaxon is preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Elaine Gunlund, his grandmother Joyce Gunlund, and his beloved puppy dog Dexter William.  


Jaxon will be dearly missed by his loving parents Melissa and Greg, adoring little brother Cooper, grandparents Chris and Janice Gunlund, grandparents Joe and Genelle Curiel, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  


Visitation will be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home located at 4471 Lincoln Avenue in Cypress on Thursday, October 12 from 5:00 pm. – 7:30 pm. 


A Celebration of Life to pay tribute to our “Ninja” Jaxon will take place at Branches HB Warehouse located at 7442 Vincent Circle in Huntington Beach on Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 pm.  To honor Jaxon, we encourage you to wear any “Brave for Jaxon”, “I Fight with Jaxon”, superhero, ninja, or Star Wars attire. 


The family will hold private funeral services.


In lieu of flowers, financial support, meal assistance, and other acts of generosity, please consider donating to one of the amazing organizations who helped our Sweet Jaxon, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC).

Service Schedule

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Visitation of Jaxon Curiel

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Starts at 5:00pm (Pacific time)

Forest Lawn - Cypress - Cypress Room

4471 Lincoln Ave, Cypress, CA 90630

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